Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Alberta's hydro potential greater in north region CALGARY (CP) Alberta has a hydroelectric potential of 01.6 million megawatt hours an- nually, the Alberta Energy Re- sources Conservation Board said in a preliminary appraisal released today. Currently, three per cent of the potential has been develop- ed and little further work can je expected in the next five to 15 years, the board said. lower cost electric en- ergy may now be generated in Alberta from fossil fuels and the tnany factors to be resolved in connection with a hydrodevelop- ment result in long lead times before completion." Development has so far been limited mostly to the North and South Saskatchewan River bas- ins and amounts to 1.78 mil- lion megawatts hours a year. Other river systems prin- cipally the Slave, Athabasca and Peace have a potential of 48.7 million megawatt hours annually. The potential of the five main river basins might be de- veloped over a long time if the economic, environmental and social circumstances were fav- orable. RICH'S NUT HUT says NUTS TO YOU! Get you and your Mother some CASHEWS MOTHER'S DAY! Now you can buy 1 Ib. of any candy or nuts at RSCH'S NUT HUT and present this ad and receive the 2nd Ib. of the same candy or nuts at. PRICE! Hurry This offer expires Saturday, May 19th But not more than 10 to 30 per cent of the total ultimate potential was expected to be developed within the next 30 years. POTENTIAL IMPORTANT Alberta's hydro poten- tial is important for the future and the timing of future devel- opments will be determined by the rising demand for electric energy, the diminishing supply and rising costs of fossil fuels, the possibilities of multi-pur- pose hydro development and the social and environmental im- pact." Hydroelectric plants produc- ed 13 per cent of Alberta's to- tal electrical power output last year of 12 million megawatt hours. The greatest hydroelectric development has been in the populated regions, but here the North and South Saskatchewan rivers are being increasingly tapped to supply domestic, mu- nicipal, industrial, irrigation and recreational water. The greatest potential Hes with the river in the northern half of the province, but this was away from the population centres. The board mads its prelimin- ary appraisal under the Hydro and Electric Energy Act which it administers and which pro- vides for its orderly develop- ment. The board suggested further studies might best be complet- ed by the Alberta department of environment and the electric utility planning council. Three-quarter ton cake set for Calgary CALGARY (CP) Calgary will have a three-quarter-ton cake built to celebrate its 100th birthday in 1975, the Southern Alberta Progressive Bakers Association ed here. President Fred Wolf said the 100-inch-high and 100-inch- wide cake will be assembled in public by 20 professional bakers and decorators. Made of 10 different types of cake, it will take 10 days to assemble and scaffolding will be needed to apply 500 pounds of icing. Labatt pact heads off walkout Sun flares unique WASHINGTON (AP) Gov- ernment scientists said here immense solar flares bombard- ed the earth with such unpre- cedented levels of energy last August that they disrupted some defence omnuunications. They also said the flares could have endangered astronauts if a space mr'V.on had been under way and could have exposed passengers on supersonic air- craft to double the maximum permissible dose of radiation. EDMONTON (CP) A mem orandum of agreement on a new two-year contract has been signed by Labatt's Alberta Brewery Ltd. and a union rep- resenting 100 employees, a com pany spokesman said. The spokesman said the mem orandum of agreement still to be ratified by members a Local 250, International Brew ery Union, heads off a strike that had been scheduled tc start at midnight Tuesday night. The memorandum of agree- ment was signed after labor department officials succeeded in getting both parties to agree to last-minute talks. Negotiations bad become deadlocked earlier over pen- sion plan, welfare and other sal- ary contingency clauses. Wage levels were not in dispute, with both sides agreeing to increas- es that would give brewers machine operators, electrician! and engineers an hour for a 40-hour week. The old con- tract, which expired March 23, had a wage ceiling of ar hour. SPECIAL PURCHASE timed for Mothers'Day Giving Here's value you won't want to miss. Large selection of beautiful clutch and French purses, billfolds, key cases, etc. Fine natural leathers in a wide array of fashionable colours. Don't delay. Come fo Woolco now and make somebody happy.